- Former Trump Interior Secretary and Montana GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke says the Biden administration is neglecting the security of the United States’ northern border.
Zinke, also cofounder of the new Northern Border Security Caucus, said illegal migrants and deadly fentanyl are flooding into the U.S. via the northern border.
- “We are not paying attention to our northern border,” Zinke said last week at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference. “As an example, about 3.1 million lethal doses of fentanyl were intercepted in the northern border — that’s enough to kill Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas.
- “Canada has a much different system on visa than the U.S., so … a lot of people will come to Canada because it’s easier, and then they just walk across the border. “
- The Chinese spy balloon incident also exposed gaps in U.S. northern border security, he also said.
Ex Trump Interior Sec: Illegal Immigrants ‘Just Walking Across’ US-Canada Border
Former Cabinet official Ryan Zinke is a Montana Republican congressman whose also concerned about the fentanyl coming across the northern border.
EMIGRANT, MT - JULY 24: Republican Ryan Zinke, a contender for Montanas second congressional seat, speaks at the ceremony to honor the four airman killed in a 1962 B-47 crash at 8,500 feet on Emigrant Peak on July 24, 2021 in Emigrant, Montana. A recent bipartisan Act of Congress will honor the airman with a memorial at the crash site. (Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images)